Is it time to get a job? Your parents might be after you to contribute toward clothes, the car and entertainment. Babysitting could be the very thing you need right now. You get paid in cash for looking after young children. You probably already have experience helping with siblings or friends.
What you need to know is how to become an above average babysitter.
If you follow these tips, you will not only feel confident, but you will inspire confidence in the parents for which you work. Read More......
Because parents might need help before and after work, you might be needed in early morning hours and right after school. There are moms who need someone to get the kids on and off the bus. However, some parents just want help on weekends so that they can go out on the town. Write down the days and hours that you think you can work.
Get Some Training
Most of babysitting is common sense, but with that said, a formal babysitter class couldn’t hurt. You can learn CPR, how to have a safe environment, and first aid. Call the Red Cross, hospitals or youth centers in your area to find out about class offerings. You might even get a job through one of these places. As a trained babysitter, you can expect to earn more money per hour than someone who was not trained. You should come out of your courses knowing what to do if a child is choking, if there is a fire, if a youngster runs away or if someone gets hurt.
You may not think you need a formal resume, but if you go to an interview with a resume and a list of references, you will make a great impression.
Decide What You Will Charge
Your time, experience and training are worth a decent rate. Find out what other people are getting paid. If you go through an agency, they can help you determine what to ask for. You should definitely expect more pay for more children. You should also get more pay for cleaning and preparing food.
After you get your parent’s permission to work, tell everyone you know that you are seeking employment. Notify your family, neighbors, school guidance office, people at your religious services, and doctors that you are available. Post on social media too. Clean up your social profiles. Prospective employers may look you up to see what kind of person you are.
Check the job postings at Teen Career Center. Many job openings are posted by Care.com. Even if you are only 14, 15, 16, and 17 years old, you can still set up an account profile with Care. You just have to have your parents create a parent-monitored account. So go ahead and apply to babysitter jobs!
If you are still a minor, have your parents informed about any interviews you plan to attend. They should know the names and addresses of anyone that you are considering working for.
One thing that will make your job easier, is to be prepared to play with the children. It will keep them busy and it will make your time go faster. You can bring your own books and toys or you can ask the parents which activities their kids most prefer.
If you want to be a regular babysitter for someone, then you should make a good impression. Arrive on time, don’t cancel your appointments, ask the parents questions about their kids, clean up after yourself and after the children, don’t fall asleep, don’t have your friends over, and obey the rules that the parents prescribed.
This was just a quick overview of how to get a babysitting job. You can start with getting trained. Next let everyone know that you are ready to babysit. Look for job postings online. Go on interviews. Finally, after you get a job, do the best work that you can so that you will be asked back and will receive job offers from others who heard about you.